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Kids Will Trick-or-Treat on Halloween in Emmaus

Mayor Winfield Iobst announced at the Tuesday, Sept. 4 meeting of Emmaus Borough Council that this year Trick-or-Treat night in Emmaus will be held on Oct. 31.

A longstanding Halloween tradition in Emmaus is about to be broken.

Trick-or-Treat night will actually happen on Halloween this year – Wednesday, Oct. 31 – instead of on a seemingly randomly allocated Thursday as has been done in the past.

According to a report on WFMZ.com, Mayor Winfield Iobst announced the date and time of Trick-or-Treat night 2012 at Tuesday night’s meeting of : Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. He encouraged residents who wish to participate to turn on their porch lights.

What do you think of Emmaus borough's decision to hold Trick-or-Treat 2012 on Oct. 31? Tell us in the comments below.

The timing of Trick-or-Treat night in Emmaus became the focus of an Emmaus Borough Council meeting in October 2011, , instead of on Friday or Saturday as in other areas. The young man said that Thursday night interfered with his ability to get his homework done.

Iobst told the Scout that Trick-or-Treat night in Emmaus had been on Thursday for as long as he could remember and Councilman Brent Labenberg said he thought that the Thursday night scheduling of Trick-or-Treat came from a desire to not have the Halloween-inspired quest for candy interfere with Friday night football games.

Sixty-three percent of respondents to an asking the question “Should Emmaus Trick-or-Treat Night be moved to another night?” answered “Yes. Trick-or-treating on a school night is wrong.”

Drake Wayne September 07, 2012 at 09:15 PM
That's great news! I love halloween, my favorite part is decorating my house with a bunch of scary decorations. I just found a bunch of cool decorations here http://www.homeseasons.com/Halloween-Decorations-c10/
Amy Givler October 16, 2012 at 01:02 PM
So nice of them to wait until the last minute to change things. Don't they realize that some parents have to plan around trick or treat?
Amy Givler October 16, 2012 at 01:16 PM
And by the way, Halloween is on a school night.
Emmaus Mom October 16, 2012 at 06:27 PM
This article is from September 7. Hardly last minute...
marguerite fuerst October 26, 2012 at 09:46 AM
I think every city in the lv should trick or treat on halloween. This way everyone would just be getting kids from their area, instead of vans of kids coming in from neighboring locations. They talk about obesity for kids being a problem then parents are getting 2-3 bags of candy from different nights. What a joke!

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